The 2021 MLB All-Star Game is set to have a record-tying 39 first-time All-Stars.
The league announced on Saturday the names of 10 players set to appear in the upcoming game in Denver as replacements for original selections that won’t be able to play, which has brought the number of All-Star rookies to an all-time high.
In the American League, Chicago White Sox’s Tim Anderson leads the new selections, while new National League All-Stars include New York Mets pitcher Taijuan Walker.
But the replacement selections also brought back some veteran names into the fold, such as St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina and Washington Nationals starter Max Scherzer. Molina, who turns 39 on Tuesday, announced Saturday that he would be skipping the event to rest.
The Houston Astros had four withdrawals from the All-Star Game, with slugger Carlos Correa passing on it to spend time with his wife, Daniella, Jose Altuve dealing with unspecified leg issues, outfielder Michael Brantley sitting due to injury and reliever Ryan Pressly on paternity leave.
Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Yu Darvish and Mets ace Jacob deGrom are also skipping the All-Star Game with ailments.
Check out the full list of All-Star replacements below.
Tim Anderson, SS, Chicago White Sox
Chris Bassitt, SP, Oakland Athletics
Whit Merrifield, 2B, Kansas City Royals
Joey Wendle, SS, Tampa Bay Rays
Walker Buehler, SP, Los Angeles Dodgers
Yadier Molina, C, St. Louis Cardinals
Freddy Peralta, SP, Milwaukee Brewers
Max Scherzer, SP, Washington Nationals
Justin Turner, 3B, Los Angeles Dodgers
Taijuan Walker, SP, New York Mets
— With files from The Associated Press.